I lived in Taizhou for two years. I stayed because I needed to build teaching credentials. The city is so desperate for foreign teachers that it will hire almost anyone. Nanjing Normal and the Polytechnic colleges are there are is the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary College. All offer sub-standard teacher housing (as of 2009).
I did not enjoy my stay in Taizhou at all, though there are about 40 westerners living there, most of whom are European and speak no English. They work for manufacturers.There is an area where there are very expensive restaurants and night clubs now, but for the most part, the city is impoverished and trash pickers abound. It is not at all a good place for a foreign teacher. The cost of living is outrageously high, considering the fact that there is really nothing there except for manufacturing plants on the edge of the city.The disparity between the rich factory engineers and the common folk is obvious. On the streets, there are Audis, Mercedes, Buicks, and then there are ebikes.
My college had two campuses, and I had to ride a long way to and from each campus. My school did not want foreign teachers to work on the main campus for some reason. Teachers quit all of the schools at short notice because of the bad living conditions and because of the crime in the city.
I visited a friend there this past summer. There was and still is a lot of construction going on in Taizhou. A lot of construction has also stopped. In one corner of the city, construction on a mall has stopped. It is a HUGE crater now. There are many new apartments buildings that were never occupied. As a result, there are are a lot of transients living in the city and there are many beggars. Taizhou after dark is a bit scary in some places, especially around the "night clubs".
The city has little to recommend it. It is not pretty, and there is little of historical value to make it a tourist attraction.
If you want to teach, go somewhere else. It is generally agreed that the schools are not good employers.